To prevent duplicate threads from people that don't search...

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  1. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    I just saw on tivocommunity.com that when you create a new thread and type in the subject, it automatically does a search and the search results automatically pop up in the page between the title box and the message box. We need something like that on macrumors!!
     
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Thats a great idea. Although I'm not so offended when someone starts a duplicate or similar thread. People seem to get so perturbed over it.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think that the OP has a great idea. The only time I get annoyed by it is when we have a million threads one per day on the same topic.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Android Forums have this feature and it is really helpful.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    But MacRumors is an iPhone and locked down. Change is s l o w. :p

    This would be a great idea!
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    MacRumors runs on an iPhone server farm? :eek:
     
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    This is POTD! :)
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I didn't mean to tease, by the way. If anything, it shows that spotting previous threads on a topic isn't as easy as it might seem, and that suggestions to make it easier have merit.
     
  10. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    They have this at AVS Forums as well and is very handy
     
  11. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    They have that over Yahoo! Answers when you post a question. That does seem helpfull to MR.
     
  12. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    But if MR did have that "whiz-bang" technology, then what would the mods have to merge, trim, lock, and delete?

    ;)
     
  13. annk Administrator

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    Something tells me we won't be out of work...:p
     
  14. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes. I lol'd. Recursive logic -> head explodes.

    They also have it on digg, slashdot, and numerous other social media sites that involve story submission.
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They don't get bored. They'd get even more ban-happy. ;)
     

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